Mitzi Hanson |

Mitzi Hanson

Contributed report
Aspen, Co Colorado

Mitzi Hanson, 85, of Hotchkiss, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008. She was born July 18, 1923, in Stillwater, Minn., to James D. Rowland and Eileen (McCarthy) Rowland. Mitzi married Howard Hanson on Oct. 4, 1942, in Iowa. The couple lived in Aspen for 16 years.

Mitzi is survived by her husband, sons Hans Hanson and Lance Hanson, daughters Lisa H. Hurley, Heidi H. Bagus and Nina H. Sisk, 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Kris Hanson Archer, and her brother, James Rowland.

A funeral mass will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s in Aspen followed with a burial at Aspen Grove Cemetery.

The family asks donations be made to Hospice, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.

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